The Insider: Basics

YEC Member Spotlight: Corey Michael Blake, President of Round Table Companies (RTC)

Corey Michael Blake, founder and president of Round Table Companies (RTC), shares some startup wisdom with fellow young entrepreneurs -- including how to hire the right people.

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YEC Member Spotlight: Robert Glazer, Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners

Acceleration Partners founder and managing director Robert Glazer offers his insights about business to first-time entrepreneurs -- especially with respect to getting the right people on your team at the start.

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Why Every Entrepreneur Must Learn to Ask the Right Questions

Our lives and thereby our startups are based on the decisions we make -- but more importantly, on the questions we ask. Are you asking the right question of yourself today?

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How I Did It: 4 Pieces of Advice for Sibling Co-Founders

Conventional wisdom says starting up with a family member is dangerous territory, but 9 Clouds co-founder John Meyer (and his "brofounder") have found the opposite to be true.

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How to Ask for Advice: 4 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Advice is one of the most valuable assets an entrepreneur can get -- yet most of us are terrible at asking for it, and even worse at returning the favor.

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The 5-Minute Rule for Finding a Business Mentor [Video]

Natalie MacNeil shares her "5-minute rule" for finding informal mentors to help nurture you in your career, your business and your personal life in this "She Takes on the World" video.

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YEC Member Spotlight: Carlo Cisco, Founder and CEO of FoodFan

Carlo Cisco of FoodFan shares his thoughts with the YEC team about building a product customers will actually buy -- and taking your business to the next level, NOW.

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14 Ways to Keep Early-Stage Startup Costs Under Control

Starting a new company doesn't need to cost a lot of money. Fourteen entrepreneurs share their best tips for keeping company startup costs low during those early days of cash-flow crunch.

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3 Lessons I Learned After Skipping College to Start Up

Since she was 18 years old, Andrea Lake has started a total of 14 companies -- and many of them are hugely successful. Here are 3 business lessons she's learned from mentors along the way.

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Should You Release a Minimum Viable Product?

A proof of concept is not the same as an MVP. Vince Baskerville breaks down the "Lean Startup" methodology in practical terms for software entrepreneurs.

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How to Bootstrap Your Dream Business in 10 Steps

Building a successful business doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money. Here are 10 ways to build the business of your dreams, for less!

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37 Entrepreneurship Quotes From Top Startup Founders (Slideshow)

The founders of Modcloth, Hootsuite, IWearYourShirt.com, Grasshopper and over 2 dozen other top startups share their best business advice in this incredible Lemon.ly slideshow.

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On Becoming an Entrepreneur: 3 Things I Wish I Knew First

Entrepreneurship isn't a traditional career, and you'll have to learn a lot of lessons on your own. Here are the three biggest things I wish I knew before I started my business.

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Do You Want to Build a Startup -- Or a Small Business?

The difference between building a small business and founding a startup is not about money, or growth, or technology. It's about vision. What's yours?

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7 Essential Traits You'll Need to Become Your Own Boss

When Nicole Smartt decided to ditch her 9-to-5 to become an entrepreneur, it was a risky (but rewarding) proposition -- and these character traits saw her through the challenges.

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16 Must-Have Startup Gadgets and Tools

Other than their ever-on smartphones, which gadgets, tools and software help make these 16 entrepreneurs tick?

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3 Questions to Create Your Dream Job

So many of us fantasize about what our dream job or company would look like, but fail to realize what we really want. Here are 3 questions to help.

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12 Ways to Hone Your Email Marketing Strategy

Email marketing campaigns suffer from a lot of sins: confusing subject lines, cluttered layouts and entreaties to buy. Here are a dozen ways to improve your campaign -- and see better results.

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Building a New Website? 13 Things to Ask Your Developer For

Startup founders and business owners get so overwhelmed by their "wants" list that they fail to take the time to really vet their developers -- and their developer's ideas -- for their online presence.

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7 Common Tax Mistakes Your Startup Can Avoid

Taxes: the bane of every startup's existence, to be sure. But by being proactive, you can plan for your financial obligations and avoid headaches with the IRS down the line -- here's how.

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